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There's been a lot of questions as to what's going on with the site and what comes next. So we have this (ordered) roadmap of what's being worked on and what's to come. This will be updated until the roadmap is complete as Æ has a lot of missing features and ideas that I'd like to fix in regards to its offerings before I implement big plans for the site's popularity and well-being in 2021.
Content restoration (Mostly done, few things missing that will be restored sporadically) Image restoration (Being run in background, nothing I can do cept wait)
Æ Imageboard (Currently being worked on)
Mediawiki upgrade and backend fixes
.onion domain for Tor-friendly editing and viewing
CSS overhaul (Fixing things like the videos on mobile, and overall a rehaul of the wiki's look to be more friendly to readers)
Paid bounty board for new articles (Won't be managed by me for legal reasons however I will ensure it runs smoothly)
Anonymous phone # service for those seeking ban evades from Twitter as well as a phone number not tied to their name (more details at launch)
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Here's to setting the world on fire in 2021!
—Epilepsy Forum member, Wired News
—Another Forum member, Wired News
Video of the raid
The first report by Wired News was posted on Wired on March 29th, a week after the actual event. The article assumed that the raid was carried out by Hackers on Steroids, but also mentioned the possibility that it could have been instigated or executed by Scilons. Reactions to the Wired story ranged from expressions of disgust to calls for justice to disbelief that the noble Anonymous could stoop so low. Reactions to the raid itself were generally ambivalent.
While some members of /b/ and Anonymous were upset, others noted that Anonymous is chaotic neutral, and hence they felt free to lol and lol some more at the whole situation. Accusations of newfaggotry and moralfaggotry were thrown about with abandon as Anons accused each other of either going too far or being weakling Protestfags who weren't aware of the true nature of /b/. Some argued that this invasion was a welcome return to /b/'s original viciousness, where laughter was often mingled with guilt, and that the Scientology protests were merely drawing in newfags who didn't realize this yet.
According to 7chan admins, Scientologists posted threads calling for the raid on 7chan's /b/ and made it seem like members of Anonymous were the ones fucking with the Epilepsy forum—counting on the negative media stories from this attack to undermine the positive press that Project Chanology has so far received. This is a known Scilon technique called "dead agenting". This never happened though and it was just 7chan extending their e-peen to get some press coverage.
After being linked to the raid in numerous media reports, 7chan posted the following message to its front page:
In the end, however, some good came of it all. In their recent press release on the raid, the Epilepsy Foundation said
The Epilepsy Foundation’s quick [12 hours l8r, LOL — Ed.] reaction to a recent attack by hackers on one of its online forums raises awareness of the need for Web security for some health organizations
“This was clearly an act of vandalism with the intent to harm people, and we shut the attack down immediately [12 hours l8r, LOL — Ed.],” said Eric R. Hargis, president and CEO of the Epilepsy Foundation. “We’ve established deterrents in the system to prevent similar incidences.”
Nefarious deed or lulzy prank? History alone will judge. It may be, however, that by hipping the no-doubt dorky and clueless Poindexters of the Epilepsy Foundation to the laughable state of their online security, the cock sucking adolescents of 7chan may have inadvertently done some good after all. As a result of this unintended benefit to tards everywhere, perhaps the Great Easter Raid of 2008 and its cum-gargling chanfag perpetrators will be judged less harshly by the World Of Tomorrow.
Someone gon' get V&.
Ebaumsworld decides to share some beautiful poetry with the epileptics
a GIF used by the raiders
- Epilepsy Forum- DEAD
- Wired News story (linked from Slashdot, Digg, MetaFilter)
- Hooligans Attack Epilepsy Patients During Epilepsy Awareness Month
- RealTechNews story
- Moar news coverage
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